Why we’re different

Developing leaders since 1958

The IESE Executive MBA isn’t just another program. It’s a rigorous – and rewarding – path toward where you want to go and who you want to be. You’ll be surrounded by talented peers, supported by world-class faculty and challenged by real-life business cases. We’ll put you to the test, so that you may reach your full potential.

The EMBA gives you the benefits of IESE’s 60+ years of experience, its deep ties with Harvard and its unique global reach. We’ve earned our reputation. And we’ll help you earn yours.

Renowned worldwide for excellence

IESE and its Executive MBA program regularly rank among the best in the world.

#1 MBA in the World by The Economist | IESE Business School
#3 MBA in Europe by Financial Times | IESE Business School
#1 in Executive Education 2015-2020 by Financial Times | IESE Business School

The case method

It puts you in the position of the decision-maker. Working in small teams, you’ll analyze actual business problems and create workable solutions.  Guided by expert faculty, you’ll then debate the problem in class, defending your decisions and convincing others to follow you – as they do the same.

The case method will sharpen your thinking and communication skills. How do you approach business problems? How do you reconcile different perspectives? What’s the best course of action? How can you persuade others? These are some of the core skills of any business leadership role.

During the EMBA program you will analyze more than 300 real-life global business cases. They cover diverse scenarios but share a common denominator: the need for a decision. So the question is: what will you do?

Top international faculty

IESE’s faculty includes full-time and part time professors. All full-time professors have PhDs from prestigious universities. They are also highly international, representing more than 20 nationalities, and bring vast relevant expertise from the highest levels of business.

Faculty members serve on diverse corporate boards and publish their research in leading academic journals, combining real-world experience with pioneering academic insights.

IESE professors have an “open-door” policy and provide you with invaluable mentoring and guidance. They cultivate rich exchanges of ideas that make the most of the combined experience in your classroom.

In IESE Executive MBA you will have the opportunity to share experience with the following professors…

Marc Sachon

Professor of Operations, Information and Technology.

PhD in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University.

Núria Mas

Professor of Economics.

PhD in Economics, Harvard.

Julia Prats

Professor of Entrepreneurship.

Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.

Eric Weber

Professor of Accounting and Control.

Doctor of Philosophy (Management), Northwestern.

Evgeny Káganer

Professor of Operations, Information and Technology.

PhD in Business Administration (Information Systems), Louisiana State University.

Antonio Dávila

Professor of Entrepreneurship.

Doctor in Business Administration, Harvard.

Govert Vroom

Professor of Strategic Management.

PhD in Management, INSEAD.

Sandra Sieber

Professor of Entrepreneurship.

PhD in Management, IESE, University of Navarra.

A truly global business school

Business doesn’t stop at borders, and neither does the IESE EMBA. In class, you’ll learn to understand diverse cultures alongside peers from over 20 nationalities. You’ll also travel to business hubs around the world– including New York, Shanghai, São Paulo and Nairobi – and see for yourself how companies operate there.

During the EMBA you’ll develop a global vision of business and gain insights into the trends that are shaping the world.

IESE and Harvard Business School

Internationally renowned faculty, world-class executive education, integrity, values, diverse student population and active learning are but a few of the qualities Harvard Business School and IESE share.

What is perhaps less known, is that for more than 60 years, the Harvard-IESE Committee has striven to bring these values – and more – to Europe and the rest of the world.

More than 60 years of academic collaboration, faculty exchange and sharing the same mission: to develop leaders with integrity prepared to make an impact on society and business.

In 1963 Harvard Business School formed an alliance with IESE Business School. Bringing the case method to the IESE classrooms was just the beginning. Over the years, IESE professors began writing their own cases, designing their own innovative and vanguard academic theories. Making their own impact and becoming thought leaders in their own right. Today, IESE’s faculty is part of what makes IESE stand out from other European business schools.

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  • Testimonial

    “The challenge is not just knowing what you are going to do, but more importantly, who you want to be. In the Executive MBA you are going to be challenged so many times and in so many ways that, when you graduate, you will be able to say: I am ready to make a difference .”

    Franz Heukamp

    Franz Heukamp, IESE Dean
    PhD in Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT
  • Testimonial

    “The Executive MBA is a catalyst for personal growth and the development of management skills. It inspired me to overhaul my business methods, refine my leadership style and expand my vision of management. Above all, it changed my perspective on the world.”

    Camila Ferreira

    Camila Ferreira (EMBA’ 14)
    Global Director of Merchant Services and Merchant Research Groupon
  • Testimonial

    “IESE is a transformational experience. It takes you to a challenging and demanding place, while becoming like a family with whom you grow and learn to become a person eager to make their mark.”

    Jacobo Domínguez-Blanco

    Jacobo Domínguez-Blanco (EMBA’18)
    VP of Customers Experience & Operations Cabify
  • Testimonial

    “Being a student again brings with it all kinds of challenges, but above all, it forces you to make the most of your time, both personally and professionally. With the help of the excellent academic staff, a rich syllabus and lively discussions with fellow students, you develop the ability to make better decisions, gain new perspectives and acquire a new outlook.”

    Marta Planinc

    Marta Planinc (EMBA’19)
    Head of Branding and Packaging Lidl